ascend (Verb) — Travel up. ex. "We ascended the mountain" ex. "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope"
ascend (Verb) — Go back in order of genealogical succession. ex. "Inheritance may not ascend linearly"
ascend (Verb) — Become king or queen. ex. "She ascended to the throne after the King's death"
ascend (Verb) — Appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils. ex. "the vine ascended the side of the house"
ascend (Verb) — Go along towards (a river's) source. ex. "The boat ascended the Delaware"
ascend (Verb) — Slope upwards. ex. "The path ascended to the top of the hill"
ascend (Verb) — (astronomy) come up, of celestial bodies. ex. "Jupiter ascends"
ascend (Verb) — Move to a better position in life or to a better job. ex. "She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great wealth"